Osorio, Francisco Meneses

Osorio, Francisco Meneses a Spanish painter, was born at Seville in the latter part of the 17th century. He studied under Murillo, and became one of the most successful imitators of that artist. In concert with Juan Garzon, one of his fellow-disciples, he painted several pictures in the churches and convents of Seville. In 1688 Osorio was chosen major-domo of the academy of that city, to which he presented his picture of the Conception, which was greatly admired. At the death of Murillo, in 1685, he was employed to finish the works at Cadiz left incomplete by that master. He copied the works of Murillo to perfection, particularly his pictures of children. Among his own works are, Elijah Fed in the Desert, in the church of San Martino at Madrid, and the picture of St. Catharine, in the Capuchin monastery at Cadiz his finest production. Osorio died at Seville about 1700.

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